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David Morrell vs. Sena Agbeko Set for December 16 on Showtime

WBA ‘regular’ super middleweight champion, David Morrell (9-0, 8 KOs), is gearing up for a December 16th bout on Showtime, and it seems that #10 WBA ranked Sena Agbeko is emerging as the likely opponent. However, many in the boxing world are viewing this matchup as a considerable mismatch favoring Morrell, serving as a stepping stone to prepare for more significant challenges in 2024.

The Cuban sensation, Morrell, aged 25, could potentially face David Benavidez in 2024, assuming the ‘Mexican Monster’ cannot secure a title shot against the undisputed super middleweight champion, Canelo Alvarez. Benavidez has expressed his desire to take on Morrell, and this suggests that Sena Agbeko is poised to be a tune-up fight to keep Morrell busy in the meantime.

Agbeko, a 31-year-old native of Ghana, holds a record of 28-2 with 22 knockouts. While he was originally scheduled to fight Morrell in April on the Gervonta Davis vs. Ryan Garcia undercard, the bout never materialized. The choice of Agbeko may not bring significant name recognition, and there are doubts about his ability to pose a serious challenge to Morrell. Agbeko’s career has predominantly featured lower-level opposition, and his only notable fight resulted in a lopsided defeat to Vladimir Shishkin in 2021.

It’s essential to note that Agbeko’s inclusion as Morrell’s opponent does not appear to be a testament to his accomplishments in the ring. Rather, it might be a pragmatic choice due to the circumstances surrounding Morrell’s upcoming bout. This potential showdown is creating some buzz among fans, but many boxing enthusiasts would have preferred to see Morrell face opponents with more significant achievements, such as Diego Pacheco, Christian Mbilli, Caleb Plant, Edgar Berlanga, or Jaime Munguia.

As fight night approaches, all eyes will be on this intriguing bout, even though it may serve as a stepping stone for Morrell. Boxing fans are eager to see how Morrell handles Agbeko and what lies ahead in 2024 for the rising star in the super middleweight division.

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